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Health & Course Information

Click here to download COVID-19 Control Plan

Welcome to Quincy College. While many of you are learning online, some students are coming to campus for classes or to meet with staff by appointment. To keep the community safe, please follow these instructions regarding IDs and campus access:

  1. All Quincy College students when coming on campus need a Student ID. When you arrive on campus you must swipe your ID in at the following locations for COVID-19 tracing protocols as required by the state and CDC:

Quincy Campus:

  • Saville Hall Lobby
  • Presidents Place 4th Floor directly across from the elevators

Plymouth Campus:

  • Front Desk
  1. Additional Information: Getting an ID

    Quincy Campus:For new students without an ID, please contact Security at 857-225-1934 between the hours of 8am-12 noon M-F, to schedule an appointment on campus to get an ID.For returning students who have lost an ID please contact Security at 857-225-1934 between the hours of 8am-12 noon M-F, to schedule an appointment to get an ID.

    If you have on campus business for student services at President’s Place, our Quincy Campus, please check in with Helen Veasey at the relocated Welcome Center adjacent to the first floor Atrium and accessible also directly from Hancock Street (the old bookstore location). Helen Veasey can be reached directly at 617-984-1700.

    Plymouth Campus:

    Students may stop into the Plymouth Campus Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am-2:00pm to receive a student ID. Students entering campus for classes must scan their ID at the front desk for COVID-19 tracing.

  2. Additional Information: Safety

When on campus, please wear a mask and respect the social distancing expectations (6 feet) and safety instructions posted in the buildings. As a member of the Quincy College community, please review and abide by the following protocols noted below.


As a member of the Quincy College community, please abide by the following protocols, taken from page 5 of the COVID-19 Control Protocol.

Quincy College On Campus Activity Guidelines

  • Masks are required for entrance into President’s Place, Saville Hall, and the Plymouth campus and must be worn at all times.
  • Social Distance based on 6FT, signage and markers will be installed throughout the campus and classrooms.
  • Common areas of the college (library, student lounge) will be closed. Students unless scheduled in class or with an appointment on campus will need to vacate the college when their activity is completed.
  • Elevators will be at limited capacity based on building guidelines and will be monitored by security.
  • Continued cleaning and disinfectant throughout the day will be provided by college and building staff as necessary.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building. PPE will be available if requested. Protective Shields will be placed in classrooms for the instructor(s). Partitions and face shields are also being purchased for utilization as necessary.
  • All students and staff are required to stay home if not feeling well and report their situation to a health care provider and the college as necessary.
  • In the event of a positive COVID-19 test, faculty and staff are requested to inform Chris Bell (617) 984-1798 at cbell@quincycollege.edu; students are requested to inform Jennifer Luddy at (617) 984-1796 at jluddy@quincycollege.edu.
  • All students and staff should leave the campus if not feeling well and report their situation to the college immediately. If it becomes necessary to seek health care all students and staff will report their information to the college as well.
  • Faculty will be required to record attendance in all classes to create a record and necessary tracing protocol in the event of a COVID-19 surge. As a backup we will be installing card check in readers for students in Presidents Place, Saville, and Plymouth.

Download the complete COVID-19 Reopening Protocol [PDF] Click Here

Student Services

  • Quincy College staff are available to assist you virtually through our  Virtual Offices, LiveChat, email, or phone to handle any questions regarding course registration, student account inquiries, and student support  in regards to registering for Summer and Fall semesters. We’re here to help.
  • The following services are available virtually: Information Technology, Admissions, Advising, Student Accessibility Services, Student Accounts, Registrar, Financial Aid, Library Services, Military and Veterans Services, and International Student Services.
  • Tutoring is available online through eTutoring, accessible from Canvas or the portal.  Click here for more info. If you need additional assistance, please call (617) 984-1664 or send an email to nlc@quincycollege.edu
  • Questions? Email registrar@quincycollege.edu or  itsupport@quincycollege.edu

Our goal is to minimize the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to support our mission of teaching and learning.

Quincy College On-campus Appointments

Current and prospective students are encouraged to continue to utilize our Virtual Offices and Live Chat as much as possible.

As an additional option Quincy College is piloting on-campus appointments at the Quincy Campus and Plymouth Monday – Thursday 10 am – 2 pm. Space is limited for these half-hour appointments. Appointments must be made in advance by calling 617-984-1700.

On-campus appointments are available to students and prospective students who require additional assistance from the following areas: Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid, Registrar, Bursar, Student Accessibility Services, Student Success Coaching, Veterans, and International Student Services.

Masks are required at all times on the Quincy campus located at 1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169. Please abide by posted signage for safe social distancing and hygiene protocols.

On the day of your appointment, please proceed directly to the Quincy College Student Check-in area located on the first floor of the President Place North Tower, adjacent to the elevators and the building security desk, and on the Plymouth Campus check-in at the front desk.

Fall 2020

Click here to view more details regarding Fall semester online section offerings. Please continue to register for fall at register.quincycollege.edu.

The best way to achieve your goals is to continue to enroll in the classes that you need, utilize the tremendous resources that we have to offer, and reach out for help whenever you need it.

Thank you very much for your patience during this time. We have a dedicated team of professionals working on your behalf.

Download the Appropriate Virtual Learning Technology Use and Privacy Requirements

We will keep you posted as new information becomes available. The CDC website is also updated regularly with the latest information at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

Online & Hybrid classes

If you need assistance reach out to your instructor first and then your divisional dean.

Prevention

In our continuing efforts to maintain a healthy learning and working environment, we are encouraging you to take a number of precautions during this flu season. Please:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Symptoms of the flu include fever, coughing, or shortness of breath. If you feel sick, it is important to stay home to prevent the spread to others.

For further prevention information, please reference the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Contact

Quincy College is continuing to monitor the situation to support a healthy learning and working environment.

Chris Bell, Chief of Staff, is the point of contact for faculty and staff members, and can be reached at 617-984-1798 or by email at cbell@quincycollege.edu.

Jennifer Luddy, Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management and Strategic Planning, is available to students, and can be reached at 617-984-1796 or by email at jluddy@quincycollege.edu.

Any member of the Quincy College community is encouraged to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Below are the email communications to the Quincy College community.

Quincy College’s emergency notification program, designed to provide information and advisories via a number of communication channels including voicemail, email, and text message was created for the safety and security of the Quincy College community.

Sign up for QC Alerts and be the first to know of weather related campus closings, emergency notifications, and more via text message and email: http://register.quincycollege.edu/alert

Below are a list of frequently asked questions regarding Coronavirus or COVID-19.

How is Quincy College preparing for Coronavirus or COVID-19?

Quincy College is continuing to monitor the situation to support a healthy learning and working environment including working with administration contingency plans to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus.

  • Quincy College facilities team has increased their thorough and specialized cleaning of all surfaces at both the Quincy and Plymouth campuses.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the Quincy Campus buildings – President Place and Saville Hall – and at our Plymouth Campus – Cordage Park location. Additional hand sanitizers were placed on campus for the health and wellness of our community.
  • Transparent communication efforts for our community to be aware of any risks to health and wellness on campus.
  • Dedicated Staff to assist International Students and any students with health concerns.
  • Contingency Planning is underway to mitigate the impact should we be impacted directly by COVID-19
  • Download the Quincy College COVID-19 Reopening Protocol Document [PDF]

Who should I contact if I am symptomatic and a Quincy College community member?

If you have traveled to any areas of a coronavirus outbreak or are symptomatic in the past fourteen days, please let us know. We want to offer both support and information. Chris Bell, Chief of Staff, is the point of contact for faculty and staff, and can be reached at 617-984-1798 or by email at cbell@quincycollege.edu. Jennifer Luddy, Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management & Strategic Planning, is available to students, and can be reached at 617-984-1657 or by email at jluddy@quincycollege.edu. Any member of the Quincy College community is encouraged to reach out with any questions or concerns.

I have travel plans or am an International Student, what should I think about ahead of my trip?

Please keep in mind that travel may come with additional risks, screenings and restrictions. The CDC advises against all non-essential travel.

The spread of the virus may complicate your return to the United States, even if your destination has no confirmed cases today. Further, if you come into contact with a confirmed case during your travel, you may be required to complete a 14-day quarantine. Some countries’ health systems may also become overwhelmed by the virus, limiting your options should you find you need care.

If you do become ill during or after your international travel with fever, cough or shortness of breath, avoid contact with others and contact your health care provider. Additional travel information is available on the CDC’s travel website.

What preventative actions can I take to ensure my health and wellness on campus?

Preventive actions to help prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

What is a “presumptive positive case”?

A presumptive positive case of COVID-19 is someone who met the CDC risk assessment criteria for testing and their test came back from a state laboratory as positive for COVID-19. The person then isolates at home. Close contacts, household and family members may be subsequently tested.

What is considered close contact?

A close contact is defined by the CDC as 1) being within approximately 6 feet of a COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time, close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting or share a healthcare waiting room or room with a COVID-19 case or 2) having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g. being coughed on or near)

What is the risk level at Quincy College for COVID-19?

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency on March 10, 2020 at 3:30pm. On May 18, 2020 the State released the Reopening Massachusetts plan which included a four-phase approach and can be accessed on the Mass.gov website. Conditions surrounding COVID-19 response are rapidly changing. Please visit the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Massachusetts Board of Health for latest updates.

What do quarantine and isolation mean?

Quarantine in general means the separation of a person or a group of people reasonably believed to have been exposed to a communicable disease but not yet symptomatic, from others who have been so exposed, to prevent the spread of the communicable disease.

What is Community spread?

Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

Can I be tested for COVID-19?

Only your healthcare provider can order a test for COVID-19. If you are feeling ill, please contact your medical provided by phone, email, text to determine next steps for your wellbeing. It’s important to contact your healthcare provider for guidance on testing and not just arrive at their office.

What should I do if I am experiencing symptoms (fever, cough)?

If you are experiencing symptoms, please contact your primary care provide for further guidance. Please do not go directly to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care Center. If your medical provider directs you to the Emergency Room, based on their assessment, please call ahead to the hospital before arrive.

Will upcoming campus events be cancelled?

At this time, all on-campus events are cancelled and the buildings are closed to the public. Please check back for updates.

How can we stop stigma related to COVID-19?

People can fight stigma and help, not hurt, others by providing social support. Counter stigma by learning and sharing facts. Communicating the facts that viruses do not target specific racial or ethnic groups and how COVID-19 actually spreads can help stop stigma.

Is there a vaccine?

There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.

Is there a treatment?

There is no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 can seek medical care to help relieve symptoms.

How do I stay informed about COVID-19 in Massachusetts?

Visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website for updates related to communities.

I have additional questions that were not answered. What resources are available to answer my questions?

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions on the CDC website and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

External Support Services and Resources

Department of Unemployment Services

The Food Source Hotline- MA Pantry and Soup Kitchen Locations
1-800-645-8333/ TTY 1-800-377-1292
Monday-Friday 8am- 7pm, Saturday, 10am-2pm

Grab & Go Meals
Meals will be available for pick up at the Brockton Clubhouse from 4:30-5:30 PM and the Taunton Clubhouse from 4:30-5:30 PM.
https://www.bgcmetrosouth.org/covid-19-updates

BAMSI Helpline
508-580-8700
Help with oil assistance and limited food vouchers for Brockton residents.
www.bamsi.org/covid-19

The Greater Boston Foodbank
The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) partners with 500+ hunger-relief agencies, including food pantries, community meal programs and other food assistance providers throughout the nine counties and 190 towns and cities across Eastern Massachusetts. https://www.gbfb.org/need-food

Housing Resources
COVID-19 Affordable Housing Updates
https://www.chapa.org/housing-news/covid-19-affordable-housing-updates

2-1-1 Assistance
2-1-1 provides emergency assistance related to COVID-19 nationwide, based on zip code. Help finding assistance for food, bills, childcare and other essential services. http://www.211.org/services/covid19

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
This Massachusetts state government resource gives updates, and lists up-to-date information related to health care, education, unemployment and more. https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-guidance-and-directives

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC lists updates everyday, with information for the US and around the world. It has helpful preparedness information related to safety and health care. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/

World Health Organization
World Health Organization provides live updates, and information about travel, protection, resources, Q&A, and “myth busters.”
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

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